AMD campaign launches June 16

June 15, 2011

To increase public knowledge of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Prevent Blindness America (PBA) and its affiliates across the country are launching the ?AMD: Awareness Makes a Difference? campaign June 16. The non-profit organization also has designated the day as AMD Awareness Day.

Chicago-To increase public knowledge of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Prevent Blindness America (PBA) and its affiliates across the country are launching the “AMD: Awareness Makes a Difference” campaign June 16.

 The non-profit organization also has designated the day as AMD Awareness Day.

Activities scheduled for June 16 include presentations about AMD by ophthalmologists in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Washington, DC. Some will include free vision screenings. For more information, visit www.preventblindness.org or call 800/331-2020.

PBA also has developed an online resource for the public, “The AMD Learning Center,” at www.preventblindness.org/amd. It includes information on AMD risk factors, treatment options, and a risk assessment quiz.